Workshop Descriptions for Session F (Thursday, May 21st, 3:45 pm - 5:00 pm):
Sanación Interna Por Medio Del Movimiento Consciente
Irene Rodriguez, M.S., LMHC, CAP (EMDRIA Approved Consultant and ICM Faculty); Owner; Mindful Journey Center, LLC.
Dancing Mindfulness (DM) es una práctica que cultiva las siete actitudes principales de mindfulness (no juzgar, no esforzarse, aceptar, dejar it, mente de principiante, paciendia y confianza) utilizando los canales de respiración, sonido, cuerpo, mente, espíritu, historia y la "fusión" de todos estos elementos en un contenedor divertido, seguro y de apoyo. No necesariamente "terapia de baile", DM es una práctica comunitaria desarrollada dentro de un contexto clínico informado por trauma. En esta sesión, los participantes tendrán la oportunidad de participar en una clase Dancing Mindfulness de práctica.
Holistic and Intersectional Approaches to Working with Oppressed and Marginalized Survivors of Sexual Violence
Jennifer Heard; Victim Advocate Therapist; Alachua County Victim Services & Rape Crisis Center
Utilizing case examples, participants will explore the unique challenges that oppressed and marginalized populations face when healing from sexual violence. Participants will examine four therapeutic clients representing sex workers, transgender persons, people of color, and persons with disabilities. Using each of these examples, participants will look at what challenges each population faces with their healing journey, which holistic modalities foster healing, what privilege the therapist needs to be aware of when working with this population, and intersectionality within each survivor.
Consent for the Grown and Sexy
Haley Morrissette; Founder; Life is Hale LLC
Consent for the Grown and Sexy is a concept that centers on pleasure activism and sexual assault prevention measures. In practice, it is an event that invites a specific demographic to engage with questions surrounding consent and ethics. You will be able to answer, "How do we engage each other in every day consent as adults?"; "How do we encourage adults to learn more about consent?"; "How do we make it look sexy and inviting for the community?"
Sexual Violence Injunctions and their Multiple Intersections
Chris DelMarco, Esq.; Staff Attorney; Legal Services of North Florida
This workshop will provide an overview of the Sexual Violence Injunction with a focus on its intersection with other issues affecting survivors of sexual violence, including, but not limited to situations where there is a companion criminal case against the offender; contemporaneous proceedings through Title IX; and other civil causes of action. Challenges facing survivors of sexual violence in these contexts, along with suggestions for support and assistance will be explored.
Film: The Rape of Recy Taylor*
*This film is 1 hour 30 minutes long so it will run over the 1 hour 15 minutes allotted for this time slot. Please plan accordingly if you intend to stay for the entirety of the film.
Recy Taylor, a 24-year-old black mother and sharecropper, was gang raped by six white boys in 1944 Alabama. Common in Jim Crow South, few women spoke up in fear for their lives. Not Recy Taylor, who bravely identified her rapists. The NAACP sent its chief rape investigator Rosa Parks, who rallied support and triggered an unprecedented outcry for justice. The film exposes a legacy of physical abuse of black women and reveals Rosa Parks’ intimate role in Recy Taylor’s story. An attempted rape against Parks was but one inspiration for her ongoing work to find justice for countless women like Taylor. The 1955 bus boycott was an end result, not a beginning. More and more women are now speaking up after rape. Our film tells the story of black women who spoke up when danger was greatest; it was their noble efforts to take back their bodies that led to the Montgomery Bus Boycott and movements that followed. The 2017 Global March by Women is linked to their courage. From sexual aggression on ‘40s southern streets to today’s college campuses and to the threatened right to choose, it is control of women’s bodies that powered the movement in Recy Taylor’s day and fuels our outrage today.
Please choose one workshop for this time period.